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Classic TT: Dunlop and Oversby lead Davies Motorsport charge

William Dunlop and Alan Oversby will compete in the 500cc and 350cc races at the Classic TT once more for Davies Motorsport.
William Dunlop will again compete for Midland-based Davies Motorsport in the Bennetts 500 and Okells 350 races at the Classic TT in August.

Dunlop will be joined in the team by Alan Oversby and the pair will be provided with the latest-specification Honda machines for the 500cc and 350cc events.

Davies Motorsport has been a mainstay of the Classic TT since the inaugural event of 2013, with Ulsterman Dunlop securing a fine runner-up finish in the 500cc race in 2013, lapping at 109.401mph.

Oversby, meanwhile, clinched a brilliant second place in the Okells 350cc race last year and had led the race until he was reeled in by eventual winner Lee Johnston, with Dunlop holding third place until he was forced out on the final lap.

The Burton-upon-Trent team has been a leading protagonist on the Classic racing scene for more than a decade and is headed up by John Davies, who sponsored numerous riders in the 1980s and 90s including Alex Bedford, Kevin Mitchell, Neil Hodgson and Steve Thompson.

Davies was a regular competitor at the Manx Grand Prix between 1978 and 1997, with his best finishes being second in the 1978 Senior Newcomers Race and a brace of fourths in the 1986 and 1987 Lightweight 250cc Races. He also campaigned a 500cc Grand Prix Harris Yamaha for the Padgetts team.

“We've enjoyed a visit to the winner's enclosure at both of the Classic TT events that have taken place so far so there is only one place left to go and that is a place on the top step,” Davies said.

“We have two top riders and very competitive bikes for both the 500cc and 350cc classes and we expect to be challenging for wins with both of our riders.”

Specialising in Honda machinery, nephew Colin Davies handles all the technical aspects for the team and he too has a wealth of experience at all levels including numerous years as technician to Kevin Schwantz at Lucky Strike Suzuki, when together they won the 1993 500cc World Championship.

Davies currently works for the Halsall Racing British Superbike Championship team having previously played an integral part in the success of the GBMoto and Oxford TAG Triumph British Championship outfits.

The Classic TT meeting takes place from August 29-31.

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